The New Americans Museum’s inspiring exhibits pair with our educational and cultural programs to honor our diverse immigrant experiences. Our location is a lively community gathering place of living ideas and ideals.

Upcoming Events

Video courtesy of Bhavna Mehta

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Events List Navigation

February 2018

Opening Reception Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment

Join us for the opening reception of the powerful exhibit Japanese Americans & the Impact of Interment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds. This exhibit will feature a video installation of the documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain and works by Japanese American artists.

Find out more »
February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 2018

NAM TALK 6: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Featured Speaker:  Linda Caballero Sotelo is the Executive Director of New Americans Museum [NAM] a visual arts and oral histories institution whose mission is to celebrate & educate about the contributions of all immigrants post WWII into the American narrative. Caballero Sotelo believes in the power of civic engagement and storytelling, as tools for participation and exposure to arts & culture as powerful catalysts and mediums for the integration, inclusion and celebration of multi-generational immigrant communities as part of the…

Find out more »
April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
May 2018

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

This special traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution explores the heritage, experiences and diverse contributions of Indian Americans in the United States.

Find out more »
May 2 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

Opening Reception Beyond Bollywood

Come to NAM for the opening reception of the Smithsonian exhibit Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.   Making its San Diego debut, this exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, explores the heritage, daily experience and numerous contributions of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. Enjoy refreshments and live performances. RSVP required:  

Find out more »
May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States

NAM Hosts Movie Night @Liberty Station – Featuring: Coco

Arts District Liberty Station welcomes back its FREE outdoor movie nights kicking off with Coco on May 12. Grab a picnic, blanket, or low back chair and spend an evening underneath the stars while catching a flick on the outdoor big screen with friends, family and neighbors along Liberty Station’s grassy North Promenade.  Be sure to visit the NAM Activity Booth! Show up early and enjoy special music and performances highlighting groups in residence at ARTS DISTRICT or visit the…

Find out more »
May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NAM TALK 7: Inspiring Immigrant Women

Bhavna Mehta emigrated to the United States in 1989. She works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell visual stories that combine portraiture, botanical motifs, creatures and our modern surroundings. Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) in partnership with Art Produce and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015) with Oceanside Museum of Art. She…

Find out more »
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
June 2018


New Americans Museum will be in Balboa Park on Friday June 22nd to #celebrateimmigrants and we hope to see you there!

Find out more »
June 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
BEA EVENSON FOUNTAIN, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Rolling it Forward: Community Painting Workshop

Rolling It Forward Come play an active role in the completion of the art installation. Painting used skateboards for a public art project that will be installed at Liberty Station in San Diego. Open to the public, all ages welcome! Suggested Donation: $5 Please RSVP @ Location: New Americans Museum- 2825 Dewey Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92106 on the second floor in the NAM Research and Learning Center For More Information on the Project Check out: insta@rollingitforward…

Find out more »
June 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Americans Museum RLC, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 203
San Diego, 92106 United States

Body Breath Mind Connection Yoga @NAM

“Recharge Your Mind: Live your life at 100%” We are all looking to succeed in life, but rarely do we look at how to increase our capacity. Neither at home nor in school have we learned how to deal with stress, manage our emotions, or tap into our full potential. During this mini-workshop, we will get a short glimpse of that potential: •Calm the mind with a 2-min breathing exercise •Enjoy an effortless guided meditation for deep rest •Explore the…

Find out more »
June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
August 2018

Opening Reception Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

  Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action July 25 – September 30 2018 Opening Reception Friday, August 3, 2018 This traveling exhibition demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. See what courage and love can do. Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human…

Find out more »
August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
+ Export Events